The Occurrence of Anxiety, Depression, and Distress among Professionals Working in Emergency Care (2024)

This recent European study of 202 emergency care professionals in ambulance and hospital settings found female professionals were more likely to have depressive symptoms, perceived stress and anxiety than male professionals. Perceived stress levels in emergency care workers decreased proportionally with increasing years spent working in healthcare, and extended work shifts of 12 or 24 hours increased the risk of perceived stress and anxiety.

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